A Blog about Finding Inspiration

"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Staying on Course 5 '13

My Business Plan calls for me two enter a National Competition this year, so I submitted two of my new State Park Series paintings in the Ray Mar 7th Annual Art Competition. Only twelve artists out of hundreds are juried into the competition each month. Then only the "Best in show" those 12 selections make it into the competition for cash prizes . While a cash prize is nice, even being selected as a monthly finalist is a Big Deal. Galleries and collectors take notice and reputations sky-rocket, so the competition is really fierce. I'm just glad that my work has progressed to the level that I feel comfortable entering it into a national Competition.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Home for The Beach Picnic 5 '13

Many Thanks to Seacoast Artist Gallery at The Market Common for selling my painting of "The Beach Picnic. ".   I appreciate you finding it a new home

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Drop by and say" Hi" 5 '13

Artist, Cecelia Campbell, will be at the Seacoast Artists Gallery at The Market Common, on May 19, 2013 . Please drop by the gallery at 3032 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 for a visit

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Trip to Bull Island 5_13

 Wednesday saw Bruce and I getting up at 2 am to join a photo shoot on Bull Island, SC sponsored by the Seacoast Artists Guild.    Fifteen members of the Guild  met at Pawleys Island to car caravan to  Garris Landing.
 From there we picked up a ferry which would take us both ways
to  and from  the leeward  landing on Bulls Island .

 From there we all piled in an open air truck which transported across the island
From there we all piled in an open air truck which transported across the island  to Boneyard Beach on the Atlantic coast in time to see the sunrise
to Boneyard Beach on the Atlantic coast in time to see the sunrise.
 Ostensibly photographing the sunrise was the main purpose of the trip. 
 Not too surprisingly most of the participants, including my husband Bruce,  were photographers; only a couple of us were painters by avocation. I'm sure many of the images caught by the camera folk will be much better quality photographs than mine
but I am happy with my results. What my pictures may lack for in photographic skills, they more than made up for as reference material for future paintings
 Part of the 62,000-acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge,the secluded beaches of Bulls Island, South Carolina
 has something for everyone including photographers, a painters  
 history buffs, 
 nature lovers 
or those who just want to get away for a day of exploring.  All too soon we had to return to the mainland.
  Goodbye, Bull Island.  We'll miss you.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day 5'13

Met my first Rhododendrons this week.  What a beautiful flower... like a cross between a Martha Washington Geranium and an Azalea  on steroids. 
  Happy Mother's Day, Everyone.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Grand Opening of SAG Gallery at The Market Common 5 '13

This evening the Seacoast Artists Guild officially opened its new gallery at The Market Common. President Woody Bower kicked the event of with a ribbon cutting and a word of praise to all those who worked so hard to make this event possible.
Joining Woody in the Welcoming remarks was The Market Common Representative, Brooke.
 Both had especially high praise for our Publicity Chair, June Groft, who spear-headed the project from Day one.
The event was well attend by the artists, their families and friends, as well as the general public.
The live demonstrations put on by artists

Muralist, April Bensch ( with Maria Delaney)

Sculpture Marlene Askin ( with Margaret)
Painter, Sharon Sorrell
and Wood Carver, Richard Cash and Jeweler Doug Elder all drew special attention from the TV and local news media.

Of course, refreshments prepared by our hardworking behind the scene staff were a favorite with everyone
Congratulations, Seacoast Artists Guild members.  You did a great job.
Check out what the local press had to say about the event

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Updated View of SAG wall 5'13

Here's an updated view of the Seacoast Artist Guild Gallery at The Market Common just before the Grand Opening  with all the artists work properly displayed.  It really looks very classy.